Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, March 9, 2014, for most places in the United States, so don't forget to set your clock forward one hour. We here at Southern Colorado Insurance Center want to remind you it’s also a great time to improve your family’s safety. It's as easy as adding it to your Spring cleaning to-do list!
Be safe in your home
Health and safety agencies often use the approach of Daylight Saving Time to remind people to change the batteries in their smoke alarms. The American Red Cross suggests you test your smoke alarms and talk with your family about your fire escape plan. Whether you live in a high-fire danger area or elsewhere, it's best to practice your plan at least twice a year.
Daylight Saving Time is also a great time to check your emergency preparedness kit to make sure it’s fully stocked with fresh supplies. It's always better to think "Just in case..." rather than "We should have...!"
The carbon monoxide concern
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 400 people die annually in the US from carbon monoxide poisoning. The CDC recommends changing the batteries in your CO detectors when moving your clocks forward on March 9.
The CDC says the most common symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning include:
- chest pain
Visit the CDC website for ways to prevent carbon monoxide exposure.
We here at Southern Colorado Insurance Center try to give you the most information and most current tips to help keep your family safe and taken care of. We hope that you’ll consider sharing them with the people you care about so they can live safer lives too.
For further questions and assistance, please contact us by calling us at (719) 329-4441 or email us at youarefirst [at] scicteam [dot] com. You can also learn more about our insurance policies and ways we can help by visiting our website at www.scicteam.com.